Aheadd® Aluminium Powders for Additive Manufacturing

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Constellium recently commercialized Aheadd®, a new generation of optimized high-performance aluminium powders for the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) process.

Key Advantages

  • New design possibilities unmet with standard powder solutions
  • Robust product properties including high strength, unmatched thermal stability, and good corrosion resistance
  • Reduced component costs through higher LPBF productivity and simpler post processing
  • Excellent LPBF surface quality and thin wall capability
  • Extensive surface finishing options including anodizing & polishing
  • Sustainable solutions for scale-up through the Constellium supply-chain

Aheadd® CP1

Aheadd® CP1 is the preferred solution when high conductivity & increased productivity are required.

Chemical composition: Al-Zr-Fe

Norm: Alloy AA8A61.50

Aheadd® HT1

Aheadd® HT1 is the perfect solution when high temperature & strength are required.

Chemical composition: Al-Mn-Ni-Cu-Zr

Norm: Alloy AA8A81.50

Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is an additive manufacturing process which can be used to print high-performance, complex parts which are impossible to produce with conventional techniques, opening new possibilities for aluminum applications. 

In addition, LPBF offers tooling-free, highly flexible manufacturing with low lead times as a complement to current production, for example for customized components, on-demand spare parts and rapid prototyping.

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